TGIF! I don't know about any of you, but this week has been a major league sprint. At the moment I have a list of things to do and quickly running out of time. It's Friday in L.A.! So for the moment, these are going to be brief notes-- and subject to change and editing as it suits me.
First off, I want to kiss Dave and the Userland group for announcing they are going to release "a community of Radio users, like Salon's. The key piece of software, released in the spring of this year, is called Radio Community Server." I am not sure of the details yet, but on the surface it sounds wonderful.
Also I want to thank everyone for contacting me regarding yesterday's article on "Honor, Honesty, Ethics and Loyalty" Several of you were surprised and asked "Where did that come from?" The short answer is pretty simple-- I believe that people should be held to a standard of behavior and conduct. This standard is no different whether they are in person or online. I believe strongly that people own the words they write or say. They have the right to change them or revise them, as we change our minds as we take learn more about a subject and have time to process the concepts, but in the end what people say and do is their responsibility.
Spaceweather Fans: Don't forget yesterday started the aurora display. Also if you're having radio reception problems, remember we are about to see a new set of sunspots along with the aurora flare. And finally this week the U.S. is being treated to a wonderful set of passes of the International Space Station. If you have the time, go over to the NASA site, follow the links and download one of the programs to figure out what time and where in the sky you can see it. If you don't think it's a great way to spend part of your evening with your kids-- ask Doc.